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  • Public Comment Closing: Licensed Child Care & Regulated Child Care Facilities

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The extended the public comment period for permanent administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities is closing on Monday, May 21, 2018 Registered Family 414-205 (5.1.18 Update) Registered Family Rulebook Draft (Tables Included) Certified Family 414-350 (5.1.18 Update) Certified Family Rulebook Draft (Tables Included) Certified Center 414-300 (5.1.18 Update) Certified Center Rulebook Draft (Tables […]

  • Public Hearing Scheduled & Public Comment Extended: Licensed Child Care & Regulated Child Care Facilities

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking & Public Hearing: The Early Learning Council has extended the public comment period until May 21, 2018 for permanent administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities. A public hearing has been scheduled for May 15, 2018: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00pm (members of the public who wish to provide testimony […]

  • 2018 OREGON CHILD CARE MARKET PRICE STUDY IS NOW AVAILABLE

    Oregon Child Care Market Price Study The Market Price Study identifies child care prices and geographic distribution of these prices across the state as well as examines geographic patterns in the prices charged by facility by age of child served, type of care, and pricing modes (hourly, monthly, etc). 2018 Oregon Child Care Market Study […]

  • Rule Revision: Licensed Child Care & Regulated Child Care Facilities

    Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities. ORS 329A directs the Early Learning Council to adopt administrative rules relating to licensed and regulated child care facilities to ensure the health and safety of children in care. The Notice […]

  • Rule Revision: Repeal Special Populations & Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers Programs

    Oregon Administrative Rules – Oregon Department of Education, Early Learning Division OAR Chapter 414, Division 150 Special Populations Program OAR Chapter 414, Division 400 Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Child Care Program The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to repeal rules for the Special Populations and Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Child Care programs as these programs have […]

  • Emergency Preparedness Survey

    The Early Learning Division is working with a group to create a statewide Early Learning Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Plan for child care facilities. Emergency management personnel, early learning educators, and other disaster preparedness, tribal representatives, and agency staff have a goal to develop a plan that provides value to child care providers and stakeholders […]

  • ODE Seeking Director of Communications

    The Oregon Department of Education is seeking an innovative and dynamic executive to lead our Communication’s Office. This position is a Principal Executive/Manager F, full-time, and serves on the agency’s management team. The purpose of this position is to provide agency leadership with a comprehensive public affairs program.  To accomplish this, the Director of Communications oversees the […]

  • The Early Learning Division is moving and CBR Online Application outage

    The Early Learning Division will be moving both of their Salem offices to the Veteran’s Building, 3rd floor.  The ELD Central Office staff will move effective February 26, 2018.  The ELD Division of State Lands staff will move effective March 5, 2018.  The mailing address for this building is 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 350, […]

  • 2017-18 Preliminary Kindergarten Assessment Results

    2017-18 preliminary kindergarten assessment results show correlation with 3rd grade skills The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Early Learning Division (ELD) today jointly released results from the 2017-18 kindergarten assessment. This year, for the first time, there is a cohort of students who have taken both the kindergarten assessment and the 3rd grade […]

  • Public Testimony: Lead Testing in Licensed and Regulated Child Care Facilities

    The Early Learning Council will continue to accept public testimony for lead testing water in child care facilities until 5pm January 25, 2018. Please send to alyssa.chatterjee@state.or.us. A link to public testimony that was received by the initial January 21, 2018 deadline can be found at this link: https://oregonearlylearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/ELD-Public-Testimony-Received_LeadRules.pdf Added 2/23: Additional public testimony received between January […]